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Sod House on the Prairie

12598 Magnolia Ave, Sanborn, MN 56083-3076
+1 507-723-5138
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Don't miss this stop

When we pulled in, lured by the sign on the highway, I wasn't sure what to expect. There were no... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
via mobile
A real Sod House!!

This place will show you how people actually lived back in the pioneer days. There are some real... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12598 Magnolia Ave, Sanborn, MN 56083-3076
+1 507-723-5138
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

When we pulled in, lured by the sign on the highway, I wasn't sure what to expect. There were no staff visible, but we left our $4 each admission fee (under 5) in the locked box on the farmhouse deck. (Bring exact change. ) Then...More

Thank islandinthemist
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This place will show you how people actually lived back in the pioneer days. There are some real sod structures that shows you the life real pioneers had back in the day. Worth a visit and the owner is a very nice lady to talk...More

Thank MandySSS
Reviewed 28 November 2016

It was a bit daunting to walk up to the house to pay admission, but once on the porch you notice a black mailbox into which you can place your money. It's totally on the honor system. $4.00 per person for adults. Once I placed...More

3  Thank mrsjpvan2
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The web site says this is open from sunrise to sunset in Spring, Summer and Fall. We got there about 20 minutes after sunrise in Fall, and they were not open. From what I could see, it seemed like it would be a nice way...More

1  Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

It was the last stop on our way home and we enjoyed every minute. Kids dressed up and ran through the grass, played in the trapper's cabin and the sod house. A really neat way to visualize how the settlers lived.

1  Thank luisa j
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very interesting to visit to see how the early pioneers lived. Recommended stop for the whole family.

1  Thank borgmaul
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped by after learning about this site online. We wanted to learn about sod houses such as what Laura Ingalls Wilder would live in as well as as what my husband's ancestors lived in. This site was very informative and quite peaceful. The owner...More

2  Thank Laura G
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I loved being able to tour the two sod homes and being able to compare the differences. They put a lot of work into making them authentic.

1  Thank Shelley O
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Awesome sod home. Well worth the stop! They did a good job on the furnishings and detail.Trappers cabin was very nicely accessorized. Make the time to stop here. We were very happy.

2  Thank Beth M
Reviewed 14 July 2015

What a wonderful place to experience beautiful native prairie landscapes and imagine pioneer life in a real sod home. In the 1980s a farmer constructed on his land several sod buildings and a log cabin as a way to educate and make more real for...More

2  Thank MNDoodles
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